Arizona Public Safety Competitiveness Index

Arizona Public Safety Competitiveness Index

FULL REPORT Authors: Steven L. Byers Ph.D. and Zachary Milne Introduction Crime directly affects the lives of all Arizonans and, if left unchecked, can significantly hamper the growth of the local economy. For the free enterprise system to prosper and attract both...

Arizona Jobs and Labor Force May 2024 Update

Arizona Jobs and Labor Force May 2024 Update

FULL REPORT Author: Zachary Milne Introduction Arizona gained 9,800 nonfarm jobs in April (+0.30%) – putting Arizona in the top third of all states with the 16th fastest month-over-month gain. In addition, the March job growth numbers were revised upward from 8,700...

Inflation in Arizona: May 2024 Update

Inflation in Arizona: May 2024 Update

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Since the end of 2020, the typical Arizona household has had to spend a combined $34,078 more on food, housing, transportation, medical care, and other goods and services to buy the same stuff as they were buying three years ago.

Common Sense Institute Arizona Belief Statement

We believe sound fiscal and economic research is essential to uphold Arizona’s economic vitality, future, and individual opportunity. 

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Happy Birthday to CSI`s COO, Cinamon Watson!

We hope your day is incredible, and we are so grateful for all you do.
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CSI Energy & Our Environment Policy Center: focused on providing the facts and research in Colorado, Oregon, Iowa, and Arizona.

Trisha Curtis, President and CEO of PetroNerds, LLC, was named as the first Fellow. The Center’s first study is expected later this year.
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Tune in as Katie Ratlief joins John Hook on FOX 10 Phoenix to discuss key education issues in Arizona: ESAs and demographic decline. Get insights from CSI`s latest research on these pressing topics.

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Housing prices have surged 56% since the pandemic, largely due to an undersupply of units. So why aren`t developers meeting demand with more construction?

CSI Senior Research Analyst explains the factors keeping housing prices high in this week`s episode of #60SecondsOfCommonSense — check it out below:

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WATCH: @KatieRatlief on @FOX10Phoenix with @JohnHookfox10 discussing Arizona`s homelessness crisis. CSI`s study suggests it`s more than just housing—despite $1 billion spent, are we doing enough?

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Since the onset of the fentanyl epidemic, Arizona has seen a rise in drug overdoses through 2021, decreasing our Drug Overdoses Per-Capita Competitive Index by 4 points.

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COMMON SENSE INSTITUTE ARIZONA’S MISSION

CSI Arizona’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that residents are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives. Common Sense Institute was founded in 2010 originally as Common Sense Policy Roundtable in Colorado. CSI’s founders were a concerned group of business and community leaders who observed that divisive partisanship was overwhelming policymaking and believed that sound economic analysis could help residents make fact-based and common sense decisions.